Belmont, Calif. -
Hybrid Internet and broadcast TV delivery service Sezmi said Wednesday that it has reached a
partnership with Amazon.com to distribute
the company's all-in-one personalized television service and equipment to
customers in 36 markets across the U.S.
Amazon joins Best
Buy as the second major retailer to handle the new low-cost TV service
interested consumers can determine if their home is within Sezmi's service
coverage area at www.sezmi.com.
consumers with greater control over how they purchase and view content. The
system combines live television with on-demand movies, television shows, web
videos and an HD DVR capable of automatically recording and recommending shows
for each member of the family.
The Sezmi system
costs $149 and includes a 1TB HD media recorder that automatically organizes
live, recorded, on-demand and online content, along with an indoor television
reception system for local HD broadcast channels and cable channels.
The monthly subscription service comes in two
tiers, the first of which is Sezmi Select for $4.99 per month. This option
offers HD DVR capabilities, live local broadcast channels, an on-demand store
that features thousands of free and pay-as-you-go movies and shows, and access to
Internet content such as YouTube and video podcasts, along with the
personalized user interfaces for each member of the household.
The second option,
called Sezmi Select Plus, is priced at $19.99 per month and includes everything
in the Select package, with the addition of an expanded content lineup of live
and on-demand cable channels from the most watched cable networks.